Are you looking for the best finger waves to style your short hair? You have come to the right place, this list is so jammed pack full of wonderful hairstyles that you will be able to have all of your hairstyles for the whole year planned out and ready to go. To get these gorgeous waves you will need to find your favorite hair product something like a hair gel and add it to wet hair. The next step is to use a big rat-tail comb and move it across your head in an S-shape and run your fingers and the comb throughout until you have the perfect waves.
Finger waves have been around forever but are currently right on trend for women of all colors and have a way of enhancing any style in a very elegant way. But do not worry, this style looks so good if you are rocking a more casual style too. This certain type of hairstyle looks best when you keep your hair short and the back edged up nicely. Let’s go ahead and take a look at the 50 best finger waves for short hair.
1. Side Part Line-up Finger Waves
This first look is a side-parted line-up hairdo. To get the look like in the photo above, you will need to opt for a short hairstyle and part it on one side before starting your wave journey.
2. Natural Curls Finger Waves
If you have naturally curly hair this would be a great choice for you on your next hair day. The small curls make the waves look even better.
3. Red Ends Pixie Finger Waves
This stunning look is a classic pixie cut with red ends. They took their style one step further and added beautiful flat curls and the results are perfect.
4. Finger Swing Red Hue
Finger swings are another type of wave; here she has the most beautiful red hue added to her hair. She kept her waves big and bold on top of the head, and it looks perfect.
5. Finger Wave Bangs Trimmed Pixie
For the more mature ladies, this will be a great look for you to try out. In the photo above, she is embracing her gray and adding in the pretties wave to her bangs.
6. Elegant Peachy Finger Waves
Here is not only an elegant hairstyle but also a perfect peachy hair color. She finished off this style with big lovely waves throughout all of her hair.
7. Blonde Finger Waves on Short Hair
Here she is wearing her blonde hair short with a finger weave, and she looks so good. You do not always have to have the perfect hair for this style, you can always buy yourself a new weave instead.
8. Classic Platinum Finger Waves
This is a beautiful example of what a classic-looking finger wave is. She dyed her hair a bright platinum blonde color and she is ready for the summertime.
9. Cornrow Finger Wave Updo
For all the ladies that like wearing their hair a little bit longer and in braids then check out this cornrow finger wave updo style. The waves are in the front of the hair formed with braids and the rest are pulled back into a high bun on top of her hair.
10. Cool Finger Waves in Purple
To add some color to your life try out this cool purple wave look. She kept her hair short all around and added full color to everything and it looks so wonderful.
11. Vintage Finger Waves Bob
Vintage styles are always coming back around and this look is no different. She paired her finger wave look with a bob haircut and the prettiest colors of blue.
12. Freaky Finger Waves
This beautiful look would be great for women of all ages; it is called freaky finger waves, but do not get it twisted; this style is gorgeous.
13. Timeless Soft Finger Waves
If you are looking for a softer style, this would be a great place for you to start. It looks like the choice of a hair product that does not leave the hair looking wet, and it is a wonderful take on this featured hairstyle.
14. Finger Waves Braided Bun
For the ladies with the longer locs, this braided bun will solve all your problems on what to do with your hair. In the photo above, they parted her hair down the side and added in small but beautiful waves throughout, then pulled the rest into a low bun.
15. Chic Bigger Finger Waves
Chic and sophisticated are the only words to describe this next hairstyle.
16. Finger Waves Dreads Updo
Dreads and waves have always been paired together to make amazing hairstyles, this look above is no different. She is wearing fun dreads of all colors and it looks amazing.
17. Subtle Rainbow Waves
This beautiful lady is wearing subtle rainbow waves, and she looks so happy about it. This would be such a fun look for ladies of all ages because you are never too old to try a new hairstyle out.
18. Dimensional Sleek Finger Waves
Dimensional sleek waves are so classy if you try this style out you will be ready for any event no matter the size.
19. 20’s Inspired Finger Wave Bob
The roaring 20s had some of the best fashion statements for ladies. In the photo above, she is wearing a 20s-inspired finger wave with a bob haircut. If you look close enough you can see that she probably has very long hair it is all just pulled up into braids and twists.
20. Relaxed Finger Wave Pixie
Relaxed waves look so good with a fresh pixie haircut. In the photo above, they went with a side part to separate the waves, and it looks flawless.
21. Wedding Updo Flapped
This beautiful bride went in a flapped style for her big day. She also added a pink bow and clip with beads and pearls on it; this was such a great choice.
22. Shag Finger Wave Curls
Shaggy hairstyles are right on trend for women, and this look is no different. Above, she is wearing her waves in a messy but fashionable way.
23. Dry Finger Waves on Black Women
Black women wear this featured hairstyle more than any other woman, and it looks so beautiful with their hair. Here she is wearing them in a dry fashion, and it looks perfect with her style.
24. Classy Angled Finger Waves
If you are searching for a classy style, these angled finger waves would be the best choice for you on your next big hair day. Start by getting a short haircut for women. Afterward, clean up the edges and then, add your favorite hair product and style them to perfection.
25. Thrash Blonde Line-up
Here we have a blonde-trashed line-up style. In the photo above, she has straight lines dividing the sections of waves, and it is a fun and unique way to wear your hair.
26. Classic Finger Waves
Here is another great example of what a classic finger wave hairstyle looks like. This style has been around for so long and it is not going anywhere anytime soon.
27. Blonde Thrash Mullet
Did you know that mullets are back in style? Well, this look is the wonderful combo of a mullet with a few finger waves added in. She must be going to a 20s party because she even added in the style of makeup that was worn back in the 20s.
28. Retro Pixie Finger Waves
If you are into retro hairstyles, this wonderful vintage pixie hairstyle is right up your alley. They added a couple of waves in the front and on the side to show off the vibrant red color they added in.
29. Snow White Finger Waves on Fleek
Sometimes you just need to go so bright and bold with your hair, and this snow-white color with waves is on fleek. The waves throughout this style are perfectly cured; she should not change a thing.
30. Vibrant Finger Weave
Wow, this hairstyle is so beautiful. You better find yourself a hairstylist that can do it for you. They have added the pretty colors of pink and orange throughout and were able to curl the hair into 3 big sections of the wave, and she looks amazing.
31. Quick Weave Finger Waves
This is a great choice for women who need a hairstyle that does not take a lot of work to keep up, here, she is wearing a quick weave that has the most beautiful waves on one side and long straight hair on the either.
32. Short Hair Finger Waves
Many older women have short hair, so this style would be fantastic for them to try out. It keeps the hair, and once you style your hair in these waves, it should stay for days.
33. Finger Waves Blonde Balayage
A balayage is always a good idea, especially when they pick pretty colors as they did in the photo above. Next, they added beautiful waves through, and it looks perfect.
34. 180 Finger Wave Curve
Have you ever wanted to try out a new short hairstyle for black women but just did not know where to start? This 180-finger wave curve would a great choice. It is simple but elegant and will leave you loving the way that you look.
35. Defined Short Finger Waves
Short and sassy is the best way to describe this look. Here she is wearing a short defined wave style, and it would be a great choice for women of any color.
36. Short Brandish Hairstyle
This pretty lady is wearing her hair in a short, brandish hairstyle. If you are experiencing your hair thinning out the waves in this style will add to that problem.
37. Natural Dark Hair Finger Waves
This beautiful look is with natural dark and pretty waves throughout. They kept her hair long in the back and brushed it down for a beautiful finishing touch.
38. Dyed Finger Wave Top Undercut
This look has so many different combinations of hairstyles that she should be on the front of a hair magazine. She has dyed top sections that have waves on top, plus an undercut with a design. Everything put together looks perfect.
39. Volume Weave Finger Waves on Short Hair
One of the best ways to add volume to your hair is to add big waves throughout all of the sections. That is exactly what she did here and it looks beautiful.
40. Rogue Finger Waves on Short Hair
For a more subtle wave style check out this rouge finger wave style. The waves are still very present but they are formed in a more natural look.
41. Dark Brown Flail Hairstyle
This lovely lady has dyed her waves a dark brown color that goes wonderful with her skin tone.
42. Flapping Medium Blonde Hair
Another bright blonde style for you to see is the flapping medium blonde hair look. The curls in this style go diagonally across her head and it is another fabulous way to show off your waves.
43. Burgundy Stiff Finger Waves on Short Hair
Burgundy is one of the most popular hair color choices for women during the fallen pair your new hair color with these stiff finger waves you will love the way you look.
44. Full Quick Weave with Wet Waves
This fun style is a quick full weave with wet waves. She went with a light blonde color for her new weave but the style would be beautiful with any color.
45. Retro Finger Crimp Waves
This style is a retro finger crimp look. They added in a light blonde color here, and the way it brings out the texture in the curl is fabulous.
46. Scattered Helix Finger Curls
This scattered helix look would be a wonderful choice for brave and outgoing women for your next big hair change. They added in just a peek-a-boo pop of color here and it goes great with how they set the waves.
47. Twine Curl Finger Waves on Short Hair
Another way to add some dimension to your hair is to try out the twine curl style. The pretty little curls look like circles on top of the head and they would be so pretty on women of all ages.
48. Bright Finger Waves Mullet
Mullets and finger waves are a match made in heaven. They took it one step further here and added bright orange and yellow colors to enhance those curls.
49. Galactic Finger Waves on Short Hair
This style is out of this world. She is wearing her new finger waves in the beautiful colors of pink, purple, and blue, which are all curled beautifully into even waves.
50. Fine Finger Waves on Short Hair
Another beautiful way to style your new haircut is to try these fine finger waves. When wearing this hairstyle, you must keep the waves small and all in a uniform row. You are going to love the way you look.
As you can see, there are so many ways to style these amazing finger waves on short hair. After looking through all of these styles and colors, which one stood out the most to you? Have you ever tried doing finger waves yourself, or do you usually get someone to help you out? Let us know down below!
Richard is fascinated by everything that has to do with styling techniques and how technology can play an important part in the industry’s development. He started out his career as a barber, and later found his passion for both men and women’s hairstyles. Richard now works as a writer for fashion magazines, blogs, and is actively taking steps toward launching his own online platform!